A site column is a reusable column definition, or template, that you can assign to multiple lists across multiple SharePoint sites.

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SP2013: Site columns: lookup to custom list, or select list?

I'm looking for some advice on whether to implement a custom site column as a lookup to a custom list, or a simple drop down? What are the pros and cons of each? Which method better serves for data ...
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Set list column content type based on condition

I am trying to create a column that will display a person or group content type (with active presence displayed) for all Active Directory users and/or a single line of text for all inactive users no ...
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New Column added programmatically to Content Type in Hub not propagating to the List in SharePoint 2013

I have a SharePoint 2013 Multi Tenant environment. I have a Content Type Hub, a Root Site and a Document Center in addition to a Tenant Admin site in every tenant. I have a Custom Visual Studio ...
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Content types not updating from the hub.

We have a web application for Intranet. Inside this web application I have created a site collection for content type hub, and the Intranet is on the root site collection. Until recently I could ...
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Best approach to remove the title field from my issue tracking list

I want to add an issue tracking list, which have the following custom columns:- Book Name Book Description Book Author published date Publish status. now to achieve this i did the following ...
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Can two site columns with same ID in two solutions, deployed to two site collections in same farm interfear?

I have found a weird behavior of SP2013: I have 2 WSP solutions In each, there is elements.xml file containing site column. In both solutions, ID and Name of columns is the same. Site column is of ...
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Lookup doesn't work on field that has taxonomy field

Is there any reason why lookup field in one list would stop working when taxonomy field is added to other list that lookup is referenced to? Before adding the taxonomy field lookup was working just ...
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Manage Site Columns, Content Types and WSPs

I have a SharePoint 2013 site with Multi Tenancy configured. I have a Managed Metadata Service also configured in Partitioned Mode since it is a multi tenant environment. I have a Visual Studio ...
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Calculated field based on a field in another list

I would like to create a calculated field which requires a digit. This digit must be between a Max and Min value which are two ListItems in another list. How can I create a formula for this calucated ...
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How does sharepoint deal with the column internal names as defined inside the site level Vs. as defined inside the list level

I want to move my lists items from one list "SourceList" to another List "Destinationist", so i write the following script:- $web = get-spweb "http://*****/teamsites/SoftwareDevelopment/" $list = ...
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Column 'TaskDueDate' does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user

I have the following Power-Shell script to copy an item from one list named "Action" to another list named "Risk Issue":- $web = get-spweb "http://***/businessfunctions/UserSupportDelivery/" $list = ...
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why the Issue tracking list has its Description field's internal name as “Comment”

I have added an Issue tracking list inside my team site collection. and when i checked its built-in fields, i have noted that the Description field internal name is "comment" instead of being ...
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Termstore invalid GUID after migrating

A site has been migrated from one environment to another. Some of the site columns in the site which have terms to select from the term store, are displaying as red. I am thinking that is due to ...
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Propogate changes to Description site column in Event content type

I'm trying to change the Description column in the default Event content type to plain text. I can save the change, but it doesn't propagate down to our lists that use the content type. Does this ...
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Mixing aspx pages and files in a document library

I'm working on a SharePoint 2013 publishing site that currently has a document library of files (.docx, .xlsx, etc.). The files are given metadata like category and tags to feed into the site's ...
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How to Migrate from List Column to Site Column on existing Document Library

I work for a company that creates third party software that interfaces with SharePoint. The way we setup SharePoint now to work with our software is to use content types and site columns. However ...
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Use site column (metadata) as search criteria in the out of box search box in sharepoint 2010

If I have a site column(metadata) called for example state set on a library, and I have uploaded some documents in my library with a value on that site column(metadata). I will like to know if, Out ...
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Restore a deleted field (site column)

I had to add a Content Type to a list. The Content Type contained Site Column Priority which was a drop down, and the list already had. After I added the content type I removed the old Priority column ...
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Getting lookup values from another site in the same site collection

the same site collection has two sites: Site A and B. In site A, there's a list named "A.1". In Site B, there's a list named "B.1". If I add a site column (in site collection level) named ...
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Remove part of text value with powershell

I am using PowerShell to copy the value from one column to another in a document library. The source column is the name field. So far I have this script and it works fine. $web = Get-SPWeb -Identity ...
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Removing a Site Column - Error

Sticky problem here. All I've seen with Powershell is 2010 code, but I'm on the 365/Online version of Sharepoint. I need to delete two site columns. I've removed them from everything I could ...
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Document Library Created Using Template Shows Field Internal Name

I have created a Document Library Template using "Save as template" option from library settings page. When I create a new document library using that template it shows a site columns internal name ...
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The additional field I have added to my Lookup Site Column isn't showing up in my list?

I am using a lookup site column in my LIST2 that also automatically picks up other fields from the original LIST1. I have now added an additional date field from LIST1 to my site column - but it isn't ...
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Access lookup Site column from subsite

Is it possible to create a lookup site column at root site and access it from its subsite? I created it using site column template at root site and it was accessible at root site when added it to a ...
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Order of Items in a single feature

Can we set order for items in a single feature? I was trying to create a site column of type lookup for which the lookup-list should be created first after that only we can create the column. In my ...
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Setup a custom content type and set 'Expires' field mandatory but actually not

We have created a custom content type "SpecialAnnouncement" which is inherit from OOTB content type "Announcement". In the "SpecialAnnouncement" we change "Expires" (date field) from optional to ...
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DateTime field display diffrent values when editing and when viewing

We have an Office 365 2013 Business Premium subscription and are using Sharepoint online as our Intranet solution. Our problem seems related to DateTimeField and timezone conversion problem The ...
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What are the available approaches to programmatically create site columns and content types in SharePoint 2013?

I want to create some site columns and content types programmatically, since I need to create some site columns with the same display name as existing columns, and this can not be done using the CA ...
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Creating site columns using Visual Studio

I am in a situation that i need to create 2 site columns named "Asset Type" of type "Drop-down List" that have the same name (Asset Type), but different choices. But using the CA UI i can not create ...
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Modifying the build-in site columns ,, should this always be avoided

I have a team site collection inside SharePoint server 2013. Now I added a new issue tracking list, where the build-in site columns such as priority, status, description,comments,assigned to etc ...
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Meta keywords Vs Keywords Vs Enterprise Keywords inside sharepoint 2013

I have created a brand new site collection of type enterprise wiki 2013. And when I checked its built-in site columns I found three columns related to keywords named:- Meta keywords Keywords ...
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Replace URL column in SharePoint 2013 list with a Download Button

I have a custom list with different document references. The SharePoint list has a column for the URL of the document. For the purpose of cleanliness, I'd like to replace the URL of each list item ...
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Best way to deploy new custom columns, contentype, and list instances?

I created in Visual Studio some new custom columns, these custom columns are inside my custom contenttype. I created a new list instance which is using this custom contenttype. What is the best way ...
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My Deployed Site Column Lookup Isn't Referencing the List

I have a SharePoint list that was created through the SharePoint UI (i.e. not through code/features/packages). I'm trying to define a site column in my feature/package that is a lookup to this table. ...
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Creating a site column of type Choice using Powershell script gives error

I have written a powershell script to create site columns in the site. I am able to create site columns of type text and number but when I try creating columns of type Choice I get error. The ...
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Can i create 2 site columns that have the same name

I need to create 2 drop-down lists site columns named security, but which contain different choices. one drop-down is used for manager sub site, while the other is used in staff sub site. now seems ...
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Steps to add new metadata columns to my enterprise wiki site collection

I am working on an EnterpriseWiki site collection, and i want to add additional metadata columns to my enterprisewiki page. so i did the following steps:- i add 5 new site columns of type managed ...
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column setting “Require that this column contains information ” will be set to No when creating a list

I am working on SP 2013 + team site collection. I have the following scenario which I can not understand: 1 - I have created a custom site column named “Area” of type drop down list with choices and ...
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Changing the content type for a list will keep the old content type's columns inside the list

I have created a new Issue tracking list inside my Team site inside SP2013. then i removed the Issue content type from the list and i added the Event content type instead. but currently the list ...
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Site Column,Site Content Type,List Content Type issue in SP 2013

In my Site Collection, I am facing a strange issue. I have custom Site Content Types, Site Columns created and these Site Columns were associated with Site Content Types. After creation of Document ...
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why a hidden column will be set as optional if i change its defualt value [duplicate]

Sometimes you are faced with problems that you can not understand . Now I have a hidden column inside my Issue tracking list, which is used to store a series of string to be read by the list workflow. ...
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Which site column type can held a list of external users

I am facing the following 2 problems inside my team site, and I can not find a suitable column type that can satisfy my requirements :- I need to create a site column which contain a list of ...
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Remove site column that's associated with content type in site collection using PowerShell

I want to delete a site column using PowerShell, which is associated with my custom content types that are defined in my SharePoint 2013 site collection.When I removed the content type association ...
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Which approach to follow if I want to modify the built-in Issue Status Choices?

I have created an issue tracking tool, which come with built-in “Issue Status” field with the following built-in choices ; Active , Resolved & closed. Now I want to have different choices (open, ...
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How to set different columns for document set than the files within it?

When adding a document set I want it to require: owner & project type. Inside the document set each file within it requires: file type (owner & project type are already shared), but not on ...
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Custom Content Type as List Column

Is it possible to create a custom list column whose type is a custom content type? Not just a column from that content type, but the whole item itself, or even a list of that content type? My goal ...
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Site Column in Content Type Hub is not visible in subscriber site collection

I have created Site Column say "mycolumn" in my Content Type Hub and associated a content type -say myCT - and this content type is published and ran the 2 timer jobs.Though the content type is ...
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Internal column name from Resource file

I have created a resource file to store project site column names and display names. What I find odd is that when the column is created the internal name remains ...
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Modifying a site column at the list level versus creating new site columns

I have the following questions on when/why to use these approaches:- To create a new site column Or to use the same site column, but modify it at the list level. I have these business case ...
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Change column width in SharePoint 2013 Content is disabled!

I want to change column width, and I use this script like in answer: Adjust column width in sharepoint 2013 It helps, but every time I click this site or refresh it, I've got attention message: ...